A Path of Light – A Walk – For Our Aboriginal Sisters
We are honoured to host our first ever National Aboriginal Day celebration – A Path of Light. Our gathering is a walk to recognize our Aboriginal sisters and to allow our community to holistically heal together. Canadian’s in unison can bring their spirit back into ‘A Path of Light’. United we can be a voice for our missing sister’s spirits, so our government will hear and take action for them.
To outline the 4 phases of the event:
- Blessing at The sweats at Kihciy Askiy (formerly Fox Farms) which is the site that was dedicated by the City of Edmonton for the year of reconciliation. The Edmonton Human Rights Committee, an elder and a few other people present at 8 AM but open to all.
- MAIN EVENT: A gathering and ceremony at the North Legislature grounds with drummers at 10 AM. This will start with a blessing from the elder and an honour song, followed by speeches from our VIPs including Robyn Benson of PSAC, Muriel Venne and we are hoping to hear from the Honourable Rachel Notley.
- A short march to Beaver Hills House Park where we will be meeting for a refreshment break and BBQ lunch at 12 PM. During the break, we have a few more speakers including Councillor Scott McKeen on behalf of the Mayor and Council and Janis Irwin to name a few. We will then organize at 1:15 to begin marching.
- Another march to Louise McKinney Park en mass where we will be welcomed by the APTN event at 2:20 PM by more drummers and other performers as we come down the hill behind Shaw Conference Centre. This grand entry will be highly visible, audible and a great photo opportunity.
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Contact Genevieve & Murray by Email: APATHOFLIGHT2015@gmail.com